FDA clears Siemens ’ Somatom Drive CT scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Somatom Drive computed tomography dual-source scanner. The newly-cleared Somatom Drive system is designed to include Straton MX Sigma X-ray tubes and Sigma generations which the company said enables more targeted beam focusing and eliminations using high energy levels at low voltages. Low voltage levels could allow for less contrast to be used during imaging, the company said. “Siemens Healthineers is proud to introduce the high-performance SOMATOM Drive dual source CT system, which provides our customers with the flexibility to deliver more pr...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

YEARS algorithm in suspected pulmonary embolism: Towards a reduced rate of pulmonary imaging
(European Society of Cardiology) Patients with suspected pulmonary embolism often undergo computed tomography pulmonary angiography to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UK ’ s NICE set to recommend Heartflow ’ s FFRct
The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence last Friday released guidance supporting HeartFlow‘s FFRct technology, which uses algorithms to generate 3D models of blood flows and can help diagnose heart disease. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. The organization’s medical technology advisory committee released provisional recommendations that support using the FFRct tech in pat...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Regulatory/Compliance HeartFlow Source Type: news

How One of the World ’s Oldest Human Ancestors Died
The world’s best-known human ancestor fossil—widely known as Lucy—likely died following a fall from a tree, according to new research. Scientists behind the study, published in the journal Nature, took CT scans of the 3.18 million-year-old fossil to evaluate what caused Lucy’s bones fractures. A comparison of Lucy’s broken bones with those in clinical cases of chimpanzees suggests she sustained the injuries falling from a tree, the researchers found. A series of clean breaks in the right upper arm were the most telling indication of a tree fall. Lucy likely outstretched her arms to break her f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized fossils Source Type: news

3.2 million years after her death, autopsy reveals Lucy probably died after falling from a tree
It ’s the coldest case in science, and it may have just been cracked.Forty years after researchers discovered  Lucy, an early human ancestor who lived 3.2 million years ago, scientists think they now know how she died.After examining  high-resolution CT scans of broken bones in Lucy’s right shoulder, as... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

The CONSERVE trial: Noninvasive imaging can guide more selective invasive coronary angiography
(European Society of Cardiology) In stable symptomatic patients with suspected coronary artery disease, a strategy of using noninvasive computed tomography to guide the selective use of invasive coronary angiography was safe, and less expensive compared with direct invasive angiography. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging facilitates forensic autopsy in a fatal case of poisoning with formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol - Berger F, Steuer AE, Rentsch K, Gascho D, Stamou S, Sch ärli S, Thali MJ, Krämer T, Flach PM.
A case of fatal poisoning by ingesting formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol by a 25-year-old woman who committed suicide is presented. Prior to autopsy, postmortem computed tomography and postmortem magnetic resonance tomography were performed and rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

CT Scans Tied to Delays in Care for Pediatric Peritonsillar Abscess CT Scans Tied to Delays in Care for Pediatric Peritonsillar Abscess
CT scanning in children with peritonsillar abscess is linked to"clinically significant" treatment delays, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 19, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Conditions with Confusing Names
Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylitis & Spondylosis These four conditions affect the lumbar spine and may be confusing. What is the difference between spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spondylitis, and spondylosis? Spondylolysis (pars interarticularis Defect) - Used to describe the anatomic defect or break of the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. Spondylolysis usually occurs in the lower lumbar spine, especially the L5 vertebrae. It usually appears as a radiolucent gap on lateral X-ray. It occurs in about 5% of the population; it is not present at birth but develops over time and may run in fam...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Perspectives on Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening, New Mexico, 2014
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Calcium supplements linked to post-stroke dementia in women
Conclusion The media paint this as a troubling study for older women who take calcium to strengthen their bones. However the small size of the study (only 98 women took calcium supplements, and only 14 of those got dementia) and its observational nature mean that we cannot rely on the results. As the researchers mention, it is possible that those taking supplements were less healthy than those that didn't in some unmeasured way. Further research may improve our confidence in these results. Broken bones are not a trivial matter for older people – a broken hip can be the difference between being able to live inde...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Medication Older people Source Type: news

Moffitt study highlights importance of regular lung cancer screenings for those at high risk
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) A new study by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found patients who tested negative for lung cancer by a detailed X-ray screening called low-dose helical computed tomography but later went on to develop lung cancer within the following two years had poorer outcomes than patients who initially had a non-cancerous positive LDCT screen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? DVT is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein. The deep veins pass through deep tissues and muscles. Muscle contractions (walking, running, activity, etc.) squeeze blood through the deep veins to the heart. The deep veins have valves which prevent blood from flowing back to the ankles and feet. The majority of blood clots are small and are usually broken down or dissolved. Large clots may form and can block the vein causing the patient to complain of pain and swelling. Homan's sign is not very specific. High index of suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. Virchow'...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 -- People who can't shop for fresh food close to home are more likely to have early signs of heart disease, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from nearly 6,000 adults who had an initial heart CT scan and several... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Biomechanics analysis of the impact of maxillofacial injury on skull base damage - Wu P, Yang ZY, Liu Y, Li Y, Tan YH.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of maxillofacial injury on skull base. METHODS: A three-dimensional(3D)finite-element model of cranio-maxillofacial bone was established by CT scan data. A lead cylinder in base diameter of 3 cm was designed as an i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lantheus deals Australian radiopharmacy supply biz to GMS
Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) said yesterday it is selling its Australian radiopharmacy servicing business to Global Medical Solutions. As part of the deal, Lantheus and GMS entered into a long-term supply and distribution contract, with Lantheus supplying GMS and its affiliates with its products, with associated product purchase commitments. “This transaction simplifies our service and distribution model in Australia and expands the international reach of our products. Our agreements with GMS align with our business strategy to continually look for opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and custome...
Source: Mass Device - August 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Radiosurgery Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news

Comparison of postmortem MSCT and autopsy findings in traffic accident victims - Han SQ, Wan L, Qin ZQ, Huang P, Zou DH, Chen YJ.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the application value of postmortem multi-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) by observing and analyzing the injury features in the traffic accident victims. METHODS: Ten traffic accident victims were scanned with whole bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Article questions long-term health effects of atomic bombs
A new article published in Genetics questions whether the long-term...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Circulation: Little radiation risk seen in cardiac scans JACC: Questions remain about cardiac radiation's link to cancer ISCT: Radiation risk shouldn't alter CT scan decision BEIR VII and separating fact from fearComments: 8/12/2016 9:23:07 AMBalint From the original Genetics paper: "Initial studies (1945–1946) on survivors from the bombings were performed under the authority of the occupying US army and their results remained classified; the number of delayed deaths from radiation or, po...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PerkinElmer Webinar Highlights Emerging Applications in Preclinical...
The webinar will discuss efforts in expanding uses of micro-computed tomography imaging systems beyond typical preclinical models, including applications in stem cell research and genetic models, and...(PRWeb August 11, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13611944.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bladder Stone Basics
Bladder stones are not often heard of as they are not nearly as common as kidney stones. Sometimes referred to as urinary tract stones or bladder calculi, they primarily affect men as 95% of all bladder stones cases are found in men. What are bladder stones? Bladder stones are formed when substances such as calcium oxalate concentrate in the urine turning into hard, solid lumps lodging in the bladder. It is more common to have several stones form at the same time. Urine is about 95% water with the other 5% containing minerals such as salt, and waste products such as protein. When the urine is concentrated, often due to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D imaging helps diagnose 1.7-million-year-old cancer
Cancer is often thought to be a product of modern times and lifestyles, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dinosaur vertebra fossil rises up in 3D from CT data CT of mummies finds heart disease an ancient problem CT of mastodon helps rewrite North American prehistory New CT scans of Pa-Ib mummy unveil more secrets Mummy CT scans show ancient Egyptians had atherosclerosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET/CT calcium scores reveal chemo's damage to the heart
By comparing baseline and follow-up coronary calcium scores from PET/CT scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Very low calcium scores do not guarantee negative MPI JACC: Sedentary lifestyle puts calcium in coronaries Coronary CTA yields prognostic boost over CAC Study on CT calcium testing redefines who needs statins Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Questionable Testing Common After Ovarian Cancer Therapy Questionable Testing Common After Ovarian Cancer Therapy
Despite evidence that cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) tests and CT scans for surveillance in ovarian cancer patients are not beneficial after treatment, the practice continues, according to a multicenter study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Netherlands-based DiaSana Empowers Patients with Carestream MyVue
DiaSana, a private diagnostic centre in the Netherlands, specialising in MRI and CT scans and X-rays, has ordered a CARESTREAM MyVue system. The system, part of Carestream's integrated Clinical Collaboration Platform, consists of Carestream MyVue and Carestream Vue Motion, a zero footprint viewer that can easily access a Vendor Neutral Archive or PACS using only a web browser or EMR portal. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 1, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Carestream Business and Industry Source Type: news

Cancer Miracle at UCLA as Pope Francis Inspires Greater Love of Mary
It has been exactly three years since my cancer miracle took place during the 2013 "Year of Faith" when Pope Francis began his papacy honoring Holy Mother Mary with prayers and a bouquet of roses. I feel inspired to share my Marian experience with others who may need gifts of grace with renewed faith, hope and love. I completely understand skepticism of miracles but sometimes it can be the only rational explanation. I respect and love people of all religions or no religion. But coming upon this personal anniversary at a time when there is much pain and despair in the world inspires the need for added physical and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering
Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR Staff Source Type: news

Just scan it!-weapon reconstruction in computed tomography on historical and current Swiss military guns - Franckenberg S, Binder T, Bolliger S, Thali MJ, Ross SG.
Cross-sectional imaging, such as computed tomography, has been increasingly implemented in both historic and recent postmortem forensic investigations. It aids in determining cause and manner of death as well as in correlating injuries to possible weapons.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is It Time for Medicine to Retire These Five Practices? Is It Time for Medicine to Retire These Five Practices?
Pelvic exams, exercise stress tests, CT scans for headache --evidence-based medicine is calling into question some of the profession's most common practices. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew touts 1st-use of Navio robotic-assisted knee system
A New York hospital is the 1st to use Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) new robotics-assisted total knee replacement procedure following its recent 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The surgery took place at the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y., involving Smith & Nephew’s handheld robotics-assisted Navio platform, and its Journey II BCS knee implant. Navio provides surgeons a robotics-assisted hand piece, navigation and cut guides specific to Navio that are designed to enable better outcomes. Additionally, the system relies on software that incorporates 3D surface capture to predict elements...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Mark Hollmer Tags: Business/Financial News Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Blue Belt Technologies Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

Orthofix touts high fusion rates in Trinity Evolution study
This study demonstrated the effectiveness of Trinity Evolution in achieving a solid fusion when used in this manner, indicating that it is a viable option for patients needing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion,” co-author Dr. Timothy Peppers of Scripps Hospital said in a prepared statement. Orthofix reported significantly improved neck function and neck/arm pain at 6 and 12 months, with no serious adverse events related to the Trinity Evolution. Fusion rates were 78.6% at 6 months and 93.5% after 12 months. “MTF is committed to research to ensure innovative clinical options exist for all patients. We are ...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Spinal Orthofix International Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Lung Cancer Screening Strategies Using Low-Dose Computed Tomography: a Systematic Review.
This review concludes that the cost-effectiveness of a lung cancer screening program using LDCT remains to be conclusively resolved. It is expected that its cost-effectiveness will largely depend on identifying an appropriate group of high-risk subjects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnostic accuracy of laparoscopy following computed tomography (CT) scanning for assessing the resectability with curative intent in pancreatic and periampullary cancer
This Review concludes that diagnostic laparoscopy may decrease the rate of unnecessary laparotomy in people with pancreatic and periampullary cancer found to have resectable disease on CT scan. On average, using diagnostic laparoscopy with biopsy and histopathological confirmation of suspicious lesions prior to laparotomy would avoid 21 unnecessary laparotomies in 100 people in whom resection of cancer with curative intent is planned. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substantial growth in ordering of CTA exams in Medicare population
( Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute ) According to a new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, the last 13 years have seen a substantial growth in the use of computed tomography angiography examinations in the Medicare population, particularly in the emergency department setting. While radiologists generally do not order imaging exams, the study, published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, found that radiologists remain the dominant providers of CTA exams, with the chest being the most common body region imaged with CTA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Clinical decision support for a multicenter trial of pediatric head trauma: development, implementation, and lessons learned - Tham E, Swietlik M, Deakyne S, Hoffman JM, Grundmeier RW, Paterno MD, Rocha BH, Schaeffer MH, Pabbathi D, Alessandrini E, Ballard D, Goldberg HS, Kuppermann N, Dayan PS.
INTRODUCTION: For children who present to emergency departments (EDs) due to blunt head trauma, ED clinicians must decide who requires computed tomography (CT) scanning to evaluate for traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Rese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson gets in on 3D printing with Materialise deal for titanium skull & face implants
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said this week that it inked a deal with 3D printing shop Materialise for titanium craniofacial implants customized to individual patients’ anatomies. Leuven, Belgium-based Materialise will print the Trumatch line of implants for J&J’s DePuy Synthes business, for treating patients with disorders of the face and skull. The companies have worked together on craniofacial technology  for 6 years, Johnson & Johnson said. “The Trumatch CMF solutions portfolio includes several advanced technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, ...
Source: Mass Device - July 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Contract Manufacturing Orthopedics Surgical 3D printing DePuy Synthes Johnson & Johnson Materialise Source Type: news

Assessment of the anterior loop of the mandibular canal: A study using cone-beam computed tomography.
CONCLUSION: In this study, a high prevalence of the anterior loop of the mandibular canal was found, and although its length varied greatly, in most cases it was less than 1 mm long. Although this is a prevalent anatomical variation, safety limits for the placement of implants in this region cannot be established before an accurate evaluation using imaging techniques in order to identify and preserve the neurovascular bundles. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 20, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Determining the dimensions of essential medical coverage required by military body armour plates utilising computed tomography - Breeze J, Lewis EA, Fryer R.
INTRODUCTION: Military body armour is designed to prevent the penetration of ballistic projectiles into the most vulnerable structures within the thorax and abdomen. Currently the OSPREY and VIRTUS body armour systems issued to United Kingdom (UK) Armed Fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - July 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors should bone up on CT scan cancer risks
HealthDay News Doctors routinely order CT scans as diagnostic tools, but many are ill-informed about the associated cancer risks, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Many not aware of exact radiation exposure, Canadian study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans, Cancer, Radiation Exposure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 -- Doctors routinely order CT scans as diagnostic tools. But many are ill-informed about the cancer risks associated with this imaging technology, a new study suggests. Patients who undergo CT scans are exposed to harmful... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer Risks
Title: Doctors Should Bone Up on CT Scan Cancer RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - July 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mortality Benefit for Immediate Total-Body CT in Severe Trauma?Mortality Benefit for Immediate Total-Body CT in Severe Trauma?
Severe trauma patients who receive immediate total-body computed tomography scanning (TBCT) in the emergency department (ED) do not have lower in-hospital mortality rates than those who undergo standard imaging. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 12 patients with a common cancer develop a second, unrelated malignancy
UCLA researchers have identified the incidence and long-term outcomes of patients who develop second, unrelated cancers, resulting in a data set that they say sheds new light on the way cancer survivors may need to be monitored post-disease. The researchers identified more than 2.1 million patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database, or SEER, with the most common cancers — prostate, breast, lung, colon, rectum, bladder, uterus, kidney and melanoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The team found that 8 percent of patients developed secondary cancers elsewhere, the most common of which was lung cance...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Very low calcium scores do not guarantee negative MPI
Symptomatic patients with very low coronary artery calcium scores are almost...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JACC: Sedentary lifestyle puts calcium in coronaries Automated CAC fares well in CT lung screening scans Coronary CTA yields prognostic boost over CAC Study on CT calcium testing redefines who needs statins Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer at Work: Sarah Cannon Cancer Center opens [PHOTOS]
Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centerpoint Medical Center opened its doors on June 27. The 19,500-square-foot, $20 million center in Independence features a $3.5 million Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator radiation treatment machine that is one of three in the Kansas City area. It also has a $2 million PET/CT scan machine so radiation oncologists can simulate radiation treatments. The new center is near Centerpoint to make patients feel like it is “part of the campus.” Centerpoint staff — including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dora Grote Source Type: news

Personalized Medicine: The Way Forward?
This article will look at some of the strategies already available to help healthcare professionals meet individual patient needs, in the multifaceted field of personalized medicine. Personalizing drug therapy for depression Research suggests that around 50 percent of patients with depression do not respond to first-line antidepressants. What can explain this, and how can it be solved? Current treatment is often a case of trial and error. A patient may take one medication after another, often for 12 weeks or more each time, while symptoms remain the same, or worsen. A team from King's College London in the United Kingd...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adrenal CT and Vein Sampling Show Similar Benefits in AldosteronismAdrenal CT and Vein Sampling Show Similar Benefits in Aldosteronism
Adrenal computed tomography (CT) and adrenal vein sampling (AVS) have similar benefits in the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CT follow-up sufficient for some lung nodules
Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news